Pupils in Oxford baked cakes for frontline staff to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS.

The sweet treats were delivered to Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust's community hospitals and specialist mental health teams.

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It was the culmination of Headington School’s Year of the Community, which began in September.

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Every week the girls, aged 12 to 18, have been volunteering as they work towards their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

In lockdown they have been litter picking and delivering food to those who are isolating at homes.

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Anisha Charania, Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme manager at the school, said: “The girls have been really motivated by the project and making positive changes that benefit themselves and make a difference to those who need it in the community.

"Baking for the NHS Birthday was just the icing on the cake."